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c3rn

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#273273 13-Aug-2020 21:31
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As per market research survey.
They're asking questions like if you'd pay $199 one off for it and keep, even if you unsubscribe. Or pay $19 a month for 12 months then yours to keep.








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  #2540568 13-Aug-2020 21:33
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If they make their app for all android tv devices then good, if its just for their 4 years too late to market device, then meh. If they will let these be multiroom where its a limited number of streams vs number of devices then it would suit many people I know who resent the multiroom charge but have to because they want to watch in different locations in the house.





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  #2540570 13-Aug-2020 21:50
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Did they really make a spelling mistake in their marketing material? ulta HD? lol






 
 
 
 


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  #2540571 13-Aug-2020 21:50
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I was going to say two years late, but can accept four.

 

Needs to cost me no more than I currently pay (pfft).

 

I assume the 4K is by internet as satellite struggles to provide FHD.

 

But big ticks for progress though.





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  #2540572 13-Aug-2020 21:57
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It's simply an Nvidia Shield TV with a shortcut on the remote to get to their app instead of Netflix on the original device.

 

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/shield-tv/

 

I have been using the Nvidia Shield TV for a while and its quite a good device with AI 4k upscaling and fast cpu in general. It will be interesting to see how much they will be selling these in NZ and also if they will force customers to get a subscription to their services.


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  #2540575 13-Aug-2020 22:01
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maxzzz:

It's simply an Nvidia Shield TV with a shortcut on the remote to get to their app instead of Netflix on the original device.


https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/shield-tv/


I have been using the Nvidia Shield TV for a while and its quite a good device with AI 4k upscaling and fast cpu in general. It will be interesting to see how much they will be selling these in NZ and also if they will force customers to get a subscription to their services.



Have edited my original post, but pricing below. I guess will depend on results from their market research


As per market research survey.
They're asking questions like if you'd pay $199 one off for it and keep, even if you unsubscribe. Or pay $19 a month for 12 months then yours to keep.





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  #2540576 13-Aug-2020 22:03
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If its a shield Tv then bingo, fantastic... that would mean local support for most of the NZ apps and make it much easier.  I've got two of the 2017 models and they run rings around my X950G sony TV in terms of performance etc.

 

I'd be more curious about the number of streams etc. and whether they would still want the multi-room costs.


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  #2540635 14-Aug-2020 07:23
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My MySkyHD and ATV4 does all that, but if I can pay $199 and drop the MySky monthly fee then yes


 
 
 
 


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  #2540637 14-Aug-2020 07:38
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Doesn’t seem significantly different to Vodafone TV Gen 2 - or am I missing something?





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  #2540639 14-Aug-2020 07:41
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Similar concept except that its fully android TV powered and therefore has access to all android TV apps... the Voda box has quite a few good things going for it such as 'cloud' recording and sharing amongst devices but it seems to have some trouble in general at the moment... I wonder what foibles this will have!


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  #2540641 14-Aug-2020 07:43
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Thought further and realised this has onboard storage and can optionally work with satellite - neither of which VTV does.





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  #2540645 14-Aug-2020 08:03
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Not interested unless our current Sky bill is going to go down by $19 per month after 12 months (or when hardware is purchased). Somehow, I don't see that happening.

 

If I can't simply point a remote at it and directly enter a channel (ideally without the ridiculous R18 PIN requirement), it's not going to work in my current setup anyway.

 

My preference would be for Sky to switch to providing services via fibre, and let us access the streams via our preferred software. Bringing Sky directly into Tvheadend would be brilliant. Definitely won't happen.


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  #2540646 14-Aug-2020 08:06
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

My preference would be for Sky to switch to providing services via fibre, and let us access the streams via our preferred software. Bringing Sky directly into Tvheadend would be brilliant. Definitely won't happen.

 

 

You can stream Sky via VTV.





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  #2540647 14-Aug-2020 08:09
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maxzzz:

 

It's simply an Nvidia Shield TV with a shortcut on the remote to get to their app instead of Netflix on the original device.

 

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/shield-tv/

 

I have been using the Nvidia Shield TV for a while and its quite a good device with AI 4k upscaling and fast cpu in general. It will be interesting to see how much they will be selling these in NZ and also if they will force customers to get a subscription to their services.

 

 

Seems to be a little bit more with the built in 1TB drive. Be interesting to see the specs and connectivity.


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  #2540676 14-Aug-2020 08:45
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Is it still going to work without an internet connection? I want to be able to take my decoder to a bach in the Coromandel occasionally. (Not at the moment of course, because L3........)

 

A move to a subscription for X number of devices concurrently rather than the multi-room system we have at the moment would be good.

 

I assume if it’s $199 it will have at least a 1 year warranty. The only benefit to the decoder rental model is the ability to call Sky and get a failed unit replaced at no additional cost. In that case the break even point is about 11 months (@ 19/month). I would assume dish/LNB problems would become the responsibility of the subscriber as well.





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  #2540699 14-Aug-2020 09:09
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I'd be really happy if they made the app available for any Android TV and went sub based... 


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